Totem Poles and Tea

Totem Poles and Tea

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In the mid 1930s, Village Island at the mouth of Knight Inlet and 25 kilometers from Alert Bay off northern Vancouver Island, was still an active winter village for the Nimpkish people. In the fall of 1935, hesitant and shocked by the primitive facilities she encountered, a youthful Hughina Bowden, fresh from Royal Jubilee Nursing School in Victoria, started her first year as teacher-nurse in the village. To her surprise, Hughina returned for a second year of isolation, and she regularly wrote long letters home to pass the time. A decade later Hughina used her letters to create Totem Poles and Tea.
Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781895811117
Branch Call Number: 971.1 HAR
Characteristics: 218 p. :,ill., map, ports. ;,22 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

A beautifully written autobiographical account of teaching and nursing in a native community near Alert Bay in the thirties. Most enjoyable, with some wonderful photographs.

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